Two men from Lakehurst and a third man from Toms River have been arrested in connection with a recent burglary spree that took place in the Leisure Knoll and River Pointe communities.
Kevin M. Monahan (age 19) of Union Avenue Lakehurst, Frederick C. Monahan (age 33) of Serine Street Toms River, and Justin C. Hall (age 27) of Manapaqua Avenue Lakehurst were charged by Detective Adam Guker and Detective Danny Barker in connection with the burglaries. The three men were charged with multiple counts of burglary, conspiracy, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, fencing, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia and hypodermic syringes. Detective Christopher Hemhauser and Detective Danny Barker arrested the trio while in possession of proceeds that had been stolen from the most recent burglary, which took place on Gladstone Avenue in Leisure Knoll.
Between November and December of 2014, more than a half dozen burglaries and attempted burglaries have occurred in Leisure Knoll and River Pointe. All burglaries occurred with forced entry to either a door or window while the homeowners were not at home. The homes were ransacked and various pieces of jewelry, collectibles and cash were taken. The Detectives are currently in the process of returning the recovered property to its owners.
Kevin M. Monahan and Frederick C. Monahan are currently awaiting trial in connection with the Crestwood and Whiting Burglaries which occurred in November and December of 2013. All three men were lodged in Ocean County Jail. Bail was set at $35,000, no 10 percent option on Kevin M. Monahan, $22,500, no 10 percent option on Justin C. Hall and $7,500, no 10 percent option on Frederick C. Monahan.
Assisting with the investigation were the Manchester Township Police Patrol and Investigations Bureaus, Ocean County Sheriff Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit and K-9 Unit. Although the most recent burglars have been arrested, residents are reminded to immediately report suspicious people and activity to Manchester Police by calling 732-657-6111. Also, anonymous tips not requiring an immediate police response can be placed on the Manchester Police Web Site at http://www.manchesterpolicenj.com by clicking on the “Tip Line” link.